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I'm not sure if this should go here, or in H/A; it kind of relates more to electrical stuff, but the electrical device in question is a laptop power adapter.
I just got a laptop off of eBay, which, being shipped from the US and all, came with a power brick with a US plug. Since it's a laptop power brick I have no issues plugging it into the wall here (Singapore) since it's rated for 100 to 240 V - just like every laptop power brick.
The thing is, I have to use an adapter to actually plug it into the wall; we use the same power plugs as the UK over here (pictures here for reference).
I can get a cable that plugs into the power brick and has the three pin plug that would go straight into the wall. The power brick has a connector like this one here. I've seen a cable that would fit into this in a shop, so I've no problems just going out and getting it.
The issue I have is this: we have another laptop here of the same make and manufacturer, with a locally-issued power brick, and it has a connector like this. The obvious thing that stands out to me is: the US-issued power brick has only 2 prongs, and 2 "inputs" into the brick. The local one has 3 prongs, and 3 "inputs". The cable I'm looking at has 3 prongs and 2 "inputs". Would that cause any issues? My reasoning is no, since it wouldn't make sense to make a cable that would wreck anything it were plugged into - I'd like to be sure, though.
(I have zero electrical experience, so this is probably a stupid, stupid question.)